Summit County

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  • 1. Lake Dillon

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Resting in the heart of Summit County at 9,017 feet is the Front Range's answer to a day at the beach—beautiful Lake Dillon and her two ports...Read More

  • 2. Country Boy Mine

    Mine

    Ever since gold was discovered here in 1887, the Country Boy Mine has been one of the region's top producers, along with lead and zinc, which...Read More

  • 3. Edwin Carter Discovery Center

    Museum/Gallery

    Dating from 1875, the Edwin Carter Discovery Center is dedicated to the "log cabin naturalist" who helped to create Denver's Museum of Nature...Read More

  • 4. Healy House and Dexter Cabin

    House/Mansion/Villa

    On a tree-lined street in downtown Leadville you'll find the Healy House and Dexter Cabin, an 1878 Greek Revival house and an 1879 log cabin...Read More

  • 5. Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum paints a vivid portrait of life in Leadville at the turn of the last century, with dioramas depicting life in the mines. There's...Read More

  • 6. Historic District

    Historic District/Site

    Downtown Breckenridge's Historic District is one of Colorado's largest, with about 250 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places...Read More

  • 7. Historic Park & Museum

    Historic District/Site

    This sprawling museum re-creates Frisco's boom days. Stroll through 11 buildings dating from the 1880s, including a fully outfitted one-room...Read More

  • Historic Tabor Opera House and Museum

    8. Historic Tabor Opera House and Museum

    Arts/Performance Venue

    The three-story Tabor Opera House opened in 1879, when it was proclaimed the "largest and best west of the Mississippi." It hosted luminaries...Read More

    Historic Tabor Opera House and Museum
  • 9. Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Company

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Still chugging along is the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Company, which can take you on a breathtaking 2½-hour trip to the Continental...Read More

  • 10. Lomax Placer Mine

    Information Center

    At Lomax Placer Mine you can learn how chemists determined the quality of the ore from nearby mines and discover the uses of tools such as sluices...Read More

  • 11. Matchless Mine

    Museum/Gallery

    The Matchless Mine and Baby Doe's cabin are just over 1 mile east of downtown. Peer into the dark shaft, then pay a visit to the small museum...Read More

  • 12. Mount Elbert

    Mountain–Sight

    The massive, snowcapped peak watching over Leadville is Mount Elbert. At 14,433 feet it's the highest mountain in Colorado and the tallest peak...Read More

  • 13. National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum covers virtually every aspect of mining, from the discovery of precious ore to fashioning it into coins and other items. Dioramas...Read More

  • 14. Washington Gold & Silver Mine

    Mine

    A century ago the Washington Gold & Silver Mine was one of the area's largest producers of gold and silver. Five shafts burrowed deep underground...Read More

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